SEAN Ferguson was a very happy host as four of his gym members were either winners or runners-up in the inaugural Dorset Classic at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester.

Ferguson, the owner of Physiques & Shapes Health Club in the county town, welcomed competitors from all over the country to the IBFA bodybuilding and fitness competition.

Entrants were placed into different classes and within these they were asked to perform particular poses against each other before performing an individual routine to music.

And Physiques & Shapes members did exceptionally well with Elaine Ketch finishing first in the trained figure class and James Nutt coming top of the men’s physique class.

Also, both Humphrey Ellis and Martyn Rice came second in their respective classes – the gym’s team have now qualified for the IBFA British Final in Gateshead.

Ferguson hailed the success of his members as a “tremendous achievement by a group of local talented athletes who I’m sure are destined for greater things in the future”.

Ferguson has won four shows himself this year and is now preparing to compete in the IBFA World Championships in Rome on October 25.